Trench Art

During leisure hours at the front, skilled soldiers created “trench art” from the remnants of war such as discarded bullets and shell casings. Soldiers, such as Teddy Harris of Eldon House, viewed trench art as mementoes of service, and brought many pieces back to Canada after peace was declared, where they remained in family homes for decades. This exhibition showcases the Art, drawing from the Eldon House collection and that of private collector S. Lavender Hurrell, while exploring the traditions and skills behind its production.